Water Street Studios artists to be featured at office of Congressman Bill Foster

By on July 9, 2010

Kane County—Water Street Studio resident artists and artist members now have a new gallery to showcase their work at: the Batavia office of the 14th Congressional District of Congressman Bill Foster.

The idea to host Water Street Studio resident artist’s work came about when Water Street Studio’s Director of Development, Jim Kirkhoff, talked with Congressman Foster’s office about the annual competition Congress holds for high school art students.

Foster’s office then invited Water Street Studios resident artists to display their work in the atrium of their building. This invitation was well received as the resident artists are always looking for ways to get involved with the community. Kirkhoff, who also agreed this was a great opportunity, commented, “They have a beautiful space with empty walls, and we have a lot of great artists who are happy to loan them work.”

While the resident artist’s work can be displayed at the office, the pieces are not for sale due to congressional rules. Every month, a different Water Street Studios resident artist or artist member will be featured.

For more information on Water Street Studios membership as well as its gallery activities, studios rental and classes, visit www.waterstreetstudios.com. For questions or comments email waterstreetstudios @gmail.com or call (630) 761-9977.